Soo Hyun Kim, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine
M.D., Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaM.P.H., Public Health Leadership Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaB.S., Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Office Address
1215 21st Avenue South
Medical Center East, 5th floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Clinical Description
Esther (Soo Hyun) Kim is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist with an interest in uncommon arterial disorders including spontaneous coronary artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. She is the director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and strives to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with complex arterial diseases.
Research Keywords
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Ultrasound
Clinical Research Keywords
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Arterial dissection, Arterial aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Vascular Medicine, Cardiology
Bolen MA, Brinza E, Renapurkar RD, Kim ES, Gornik HL. Screening CT Angiography of the Aorta, Visceral Branch Vessels, and Pelvic Arteries in Fibromuscular Dysplasia. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep 9/16/2016; PMID: 27665159, PII: S1936-878X(16)30537-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.04.010, ISSN: 1876-7591.

Lucke M, Messner W, Kim ES, Husni ME. The impact of identifying carotid plaque on addressing cardiovascular risk in psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis Res. Ther. 2016 Aug 8/2/2016; 18: 178. PMID: 27485213, PMCID: PMC4969674, PII: 10.1186/s13075-016-1074-2, DOI: 10.1186/s13075-016-1074-2, ISSN: 1478-6362.

Shivapour DM, Erwin P, Kim ESh. Epidemiology of fibromuscular dysplasia: A review of the literature. Vasc Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 21(4): 376-81. PMID: 27067138, PII: 1358863X16637913, DOI: 10.1177/1358863X16637913, ISSN: 1477-0377.

Kadian-Dodov D, Gornik HL, Gu X, Froehlich J, Bacharach JM, Chi YW, Gray BH, Jaff MR, Kim ES, Mace P, Sharma A, Kline-Rogers E, White C, Olin JW. Dissection and Aneurysm in Patients With Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Findings From the U.S. Registry for FMD. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2016 Jul 7/12/2016; 68(2): 176-85. PMID: 27386771, PII: S0735-1097(16)33063-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.04.044, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Kim ES, Serhal M. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibromuscular Dysplasia: An Update for Cardiologists. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Jun; 18(6): 37. PMID: 27029382, PII: 10.1007/s11936-016-0460-z, DOI: 10.1007/s11936-016-0460-z, ISSN: 1092-8464.

O'Connor S, Gornik HL, Froehlich JB, Gu X, Gray BH, Mace PD, Sharma A, Olin JW, Kim ES. Smoking and Adverse Outcomes in Fibromuscular Dysplasia: U.S. Registry Report [letter]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2016 Apr 4/12/2016; 67(14): 1750-1. PMID: 27056782, PII: S0735-1097(16)00604-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.01.058, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Fox RJ, Diaconu C, Baus L, Grattan A, Katzan I, Lee JC, Raber L, Rae-Grant A, Ramesh S, Lu M, Kim ESh. No Association of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency with Multiple Sclerosis. Can J Neurol Sci [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 43(1): 195-7. PMID: 26194114, PII: S0317167115002450, DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2015.245, ISSN: 0317-1671.

O'Connor S, Kim ESh, Brinza E, Moran R, Fendrikova-Mahlay N, Wolski K, Gornik HL. Systemic connective tissue features in women with fibromuscular dysplasia. Vasc Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 20(5): 454-62. PMID: 26156071, PMCID: PMC4840458, PII: 1358863X15592192, DOI: 10.1177/1358863X15592192, ISSN: 1358-863X.

Kim ES, Diaconu C, Baus L, Fox RJ, Grattan A, Katzan I, Raber L, Rae-Grant A, Lu M. Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: pitfalls and perils of sonographic assessment. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jun; 34(6): 1097-106. PMID: 26014330, PII: 34/6/1097, DOI: 10.7863/ultra.34.6.1097, ISSN: 1550-9613.

Joseph L, Gomes MP, Al Solaiman F, St John J, Ozaki A, Raju M, Dhariwal M, Kim ES. External validation of the HIT Expert Probability (HEP) score. Thromb. Haemost [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar; 113(3): 633-40. PMID: 25588983, PII: 14-05-0472, DOI: 10.1160/TH14-05-0472, ISSN: 0340-6245.

Pineda JR, Kim ES, Osinbowale OO. Impact of pharmacologic interventions on peripheral artery disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar; 57(5): 510-20. PMID: 25475072, PII: S0033-0620(14)00175-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2014.12.001, ISSN: 1873-1740.

Kim ES. Travel grants encourage vascular ultrasound practitioners [editorial]. J Am Soc Echocardiogr [print-electronic]. 2014 Nov; 27(11): A20. PMID: 25443533, PII: S0894-7317(14)00669-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2014.09.010, ISSN: 1097-6795.

Kim ES, Marycz DM, Archinal D, Gornik HL, Shishehbor MH, Bartholomew JR. Presence of external carotid artery plaque independently predicts mortality in patients without internal carotid artery atherosclerosis. Vasc Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 19(5): 351-5. PMID: 25169795, PII: 1358863X14546159, DOI: 10.1177/1358863X14546159, ISSN: 1477-0377.

Schauer PR, Bhatt DL, Kirwan JP, Wolski K, Brethauer SA, Navaneethan SD, Aminian A, Pothier CE, Kim ES, Nissen SE, Kashyap SR, . Bariatric surgery versus intensive medical therapy for diabetes--3-year outcomes. N. Engl. J. Med [print-electronic]. 2014 May 5/22/2014; 370(21): 2002-13. PMID: 24679060, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401329, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Lin YC, Dalal D, Brennan DM, Kim ES, Husni ME, Churton S, Korman NJ. Reply: To PMID 23983044 [letter]. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5): 793-4. PMID: 24151237, DOI: 10.1002/acr.22209, ISSN: 2151-4658.

Lin YC, Dalal D, Churton S, Brennan DM, Korman NJ, Kim ES, Husni ME. Relationship between metabolic syndrome and carotid intima-media thickness: cross-sectional comparison between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jan; 66(1): 97-103. PMID: 23983044, DOI: 10.1002/acr.22144, ISSN: 2151-4658.

Kim ES, Olin JW, Froehlich JB, Gu X, Bacharach JM, Gray BH, Jaff MR, Katzen BT, Kline-Rogers E, Mace PD, Matsumoto AH, McBane RD, White CJ, Gornik HL. Clinical manifestations of fibromuscular dysplasia vary by patient sex: a report of the United States registry for fibromuscular dysplasia [letter]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov 11/19/2013; 62(21): 2026-8. PMID: 23954333, PII: S0735-1097(13)02945-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.038, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Raju MG, Bajzer CT, Clair DG, Kim ES, Gornik HL. Renal artery stent fracture in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia: a cautionary tale. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jun; 6(3): e30-1. PMID: 23780296, PII: CIRCINTERVENTIONS.113.000193, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.113.000193, ISSN: 1941-7632.

Poloskey SL, Kim ESh, Sanghani R, Al-Quthami AH, Arscott P, Moran R, Rigelsky CM, Gornik HL. Low yield of genetic testing for known vascular connective tissue disorders in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia. Vasc Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 17(6): 371-8. PMID: 23064905, PII: 1358863X12459650, DOI: 10.1177/1358863X12459650, ISSN: 1477-0377.

Kim ES, Wattanakit K, Gornik HL. Using the ankle-brachial index to diagnose peripheral artery disease and assess cardiovascular risk. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Sep; 79(9): 651-61. PMID: 22949346, PII: 79/9/651, DOI: 10.3949/ccjm.79a.11154, ISSN: 1939-2869.

Kim ES, Sun Z, Kapadia S, Bajzer C, Arrigain S, Gornik HL. Characteristics of duplex sonographic parameters over time after successful carotid artery stenting. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Aug; 31(8): 1169-74. PMID: 22837280, PII: 31/8/1169, ISSN: 1550-9613.

Olin JW, Froehlich J, Gu X, Bacharach JM, Eagle K, Gray BH, Jaff MR, Kim ES, Mace P, Matsumoto AH, McBane RD, Kline-Rogers E, White CJ, Gornik HL. The United States Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia: results in the first 447 patients. Circulation [print-electronic]. 2012 Jun 6/26/2012; 125(25): 3182-90. PMID: 22615343, PII: CIRCULATIONAHA.112.091223, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.091223, ISSN: 1524-4539.

Singla A, Rubin T, Srivastava SD, Kim ESh. Images in vascular medicine: spontaneous pseudoaneurysm of the extracranial internal carotid artery. Vasc Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 16(5): 405-6. PMID: 21708877, PII: 1358863X11411129, DOI: 10.1177/1358863X11411129, ISSN: 1477-0377.

Kim ES, Carrigan TP, Menon V. International participation in cardiovascular randomized controlled trials sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2011 Aug 8/9/2011; 58(7): 671-6. PMID: 21816301, PII: S0735-1097(11)01877-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.01.066, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Kim ES, Thompson M, Nacion KM, Celestin C, Perez A, Gornik HL. Radiologic importance of a high-resistive vertebral artery Doppler waveform on carotid duplex ultrasonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Aug; 29(8): 1161-5. PMID: 20660449, PII: 29/8/1161, ISSN: 1550-9613.

Williams C, Kim SH, Ni TT, Mitchell L, Ro H, Penn JS, Baldwin SH, Solnica-Krezel L, Zhong TP. Hedgehog signaling induces arterial endothelial cell formation by repressing venous cell fate. Dev. Biol [print-electronic]. 2010 May 5/1/2010; 341(1): 196-204. PMID: 20193674, PMCID: PMC3197743, PII: S0012-1606(10)00137-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2010.02.028, ISSN: 1095-564X.

Kim ES, Whitelaw S, Bajzer CT, Gornik HL. Positionally dependent renal artery restenosis. Circulation. 2009 Aug 8/25/2009; 120(8): 714-5. PMID: 19704111, PII: 120/8/714, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.827923, ISSN: 1524-4539.

Kim ES, Menon V. An unusual etiology for chest discomfort and the importance of systematic scintigraphic review. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Jul; 32(7): E27-8. PMID: 19330856, DOI: 10.1002/clc.20146, ISSN: 1932-8737.

Kim ES, Menon V. Status of women in cardiovascular clinical trials. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol [print-electronic]. 2009 Mar; 29(3): 279-83. PMID: 19221204, PII: ATVBAHA.108.179796, DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.108.179796, ISSN: 1524-4636.

Kim ES, Carrigan TP, Menon V. Enrollment of women in National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded cardiovascular randomized controlled trials fails to meet current federal mandates for inclusion [letter]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2008 Aug 8/19/2008; 52(8): 672-3. PMID: 18702973, PII: S0735-1097(08)01939-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.05.025, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Kim ES, Krasuski R, Gornik HL. An elderly woman with shortness of breath. Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 May; 75(5): 362-6. PMID: 18556879, ISSN: 0891-1150.

Kim ES, Ishwaran H, Blackstone E, Lauer MS. External prognostic validations and comparisons of age- and gender-adjusted exercise capacity predictions. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov 11/6/2007; 50(19): 1867-75. PMID: 17980254, PII: S0735-1097(07)02569-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2007.08.003, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Kim ES, Samuels TA, Yeh HC, Abuid M, Marinopoulos SS, McCauley JM, Brancati FL. End-digit preference and the quality of blood pressure monitoring in diabetic adults. Diabetes Care [print-electronic]. 2007 Aug; 30(8): 1959-63. PMID: 17485575, PII: dc07-0020, DOI: 10.2337/dc07-0020, ISSN: 1935-5548.